After the tragic passing of one other teen on the current FOMO music competition the final individuals you’d count on to be demanding for capsule testing could be the household, however they’ve launched a press release pleading for the premiere to think about capsule testing.
19-year previous Alexandra Ross-King sadly fell sick whereas on the Sydney leg of the competition and was rushed to hospital from a suspected overdose from an unknown substance the place she handed away with household by her aspect. She is the fifth particular person to tragically die in only a handful of months following deaths at plenty of music festivals together with Lost Paradise, Defqon and Knockout Games.
Alex’s uncle Phil Clarke instructed Ten News First “Strong management isn’t all the time about sticking to an ideological determination or a place when there’s presumably mountain proof or recommendation that possibly one thing else must be tried,” including “Strong management is making an attempt one thing totally different.” – some proof to notice was the profitable capsule testing trial final yr at Groovin the Moo in Canberra, sufficient in order that it happy the ACT Chief Health Officer to again it.
Denise Doig, Alex’s grandmother additionally instructed Ten News First “I simply don’t need this to go, simply go by. I’d like this to have some legacy, and that’s to get these drugs examined,” going additional by saying “The purpose I would like the drugs examined is, we’re not stopping them from being on the market. including “Premier, please: can we’ve this capsule testing finished. It’s such a small factor to do, it’s not onerous. Let’s attempt to get it on the market.” earlier than lastly including “If it saves one life — one life is a life. And these are kids. In the information, they are saying ‘younger girl’; to me, she’s nonetheless a toddler.”
The Ross-King household and pals be part of a refrain of voices pushing for capsule testing together with;
Australian Medical Association
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer
ACT Chief Health Commissioner Dr Paul Kelly
Independent MP Doctor Keryn Phelps
NZ Police Commissioner Stuart Nash
Music occasion and competition organisers
UK Festival organisers
Majority of younger individuals and reside music patrons in keeping with current polls
There is already a gaggle referred to as STA-SAFE who will quickly rebrand to Pill-Testing Australia who’re able to work with festivals round Australia however solely when state governments change their views in the direction of the scientific course of.
NSW Premiere Gladys Berejiklian went on Sunrise, an early morning TV program with an older demographic to argue her case however was met with Kochie and a shocking case for capsule testing when he outlined that testing removes among the risks and will save youngsters lives, watch it under.